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Notes: Optimum Plot Size and BAF

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Abstract:

A method is presented for determining the plot size or basal area factor (BAF) which minimizes total cruising time to provide estimates within a stated level of accuracy. Factors affecting the optimization of plot size or BAF are discussed. Forest Sci. 31:587-594.

Keywords: Resource inventory; forest sampling; sampling efficiency; timber cruising

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Professor of Forest Management,and Biometrics, Division of Forestry, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6125

Publication date: September 1, 1985

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  • Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
    Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

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